Avg Life Expectancy in Bangladesh Dropped by Six Months: BBS Survey

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The average life expectancy in Bangladesh dropped by six months to 72.3 years in 2021, from 72.8 in 2020, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) shared today, reports UNB.

According to the BBS, life expectancy for males was 70.6 years, down from 71.2 in 2020. For females, it was 74.1 years in 2021, down from 74.5 years in 2020. This means women live an average of 3.5 years longer than men.

The BBS officially released the result of Bangladesh Sample Vital Statistics 2021 at a function held at its auditorium in Dhaka’s Agargaon.

Planning Minister MA Mannan was the chief guest at the function. Statistics and Information Management Department Secretary Shahnaz Arefin spoke at the function while BBS Director General Motiar Rahman presided over the event.

Project Director Alamgir Hossain presented the results of the report on Bangladesh Sample Vital Statistics Survey.

He said the decrease in average life expectancy is quite insignificant. He commented that this might have happened due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the survey, the estimate for 2021, the population of the country is 16.17 crore. Out of this, 8.14 crore are male and 8.13 crore 13 are female. The annual population growth rate is 1.37 percent as before.

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